Meet Dasha! She's a warm & friendly calligraphy font, ready to collaborate with you.
Dasha was vintage-inspired and hand-drawn, so her alphabet bounces naturally along the baseline. She has a host of Opentype features that allow you to control just how much whimsy spills out onto the page. Each copy of Dasha comes with:
- a full set of alternate capital letters (contextual alternates)
- seamless ligatures that automatically connect as you type (default and discretionary ligatures)
- beginning and end-of-word swashes (swash feature, and stylistic set 1 for Word users*)
- a set of elaborate swashed capital letters (swash feature, and stylistic set 1 for Word users*)
- old-style numerals (old style numerals)
- arbitrary fractions (fractions)
- 22 (!) alternate ampersand characters** (contextual alternates)
For best results, be sure to use Dasha in Opentype-friendly applications like Adobe's CS Suite, any recent version of Microsoft Word (2010 or newer), or Quark. To see the perfectly connecting letters, make sure you have the Opentype features, particularly the default/standard and discretionary ligatures, turned on. If you don't have access to these programs you can still use Dasha, though you will need to view and manually access the extra 1,100+ characters through a third party application like Ultra Character Map (Mac) or PopChar (Windows).
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After checking out, you will immediately receive an email with an exclusive download link. Please note that this email will be sent to the address you provide to Paypal at checkout. When you click on your download link, you will receive both a TTF (TrueType) and OTF (Opentype) version of the font.
By purchasing a license for this font, you agree to the EULA so please make sure to read before purchasing. This license is for one user only.
If you need to purchase a license for more than one user I'm happy to help; simply email me here.
*Microsoft Word does not yet support the swash feature, so it has been duplicated into a stylistic set that Word can access. Simply turn on stylistic set 1 within the Advanced Font options to enable the swashed letters.
**To toggle through alternate ampersands, simply engage the contextual alternates feature and type &1 - &21. Each number you type after & changes the character!